• Social Meeting

    Topic: Social Meeting
    Time: May 18, 2022 6:.30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
    Location: Fourscore Brewery

  • General Membership Meeting

    Topic: Optimist General Membership Meeting
    Time: June 01, 2022 6:.30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
    Location: Lake Heritage Pavilion

Get Involved!

The Gettysburg Optimist Club is a 501c3 organization with all donations going directly to youth organizations in the local Gettysburg Community. The Gettysburg, PA Chapter was chartered in 1958 as an affiliate of Optimist International. Since this time, the Club has been in continuous service to the Gettysburg community and its youth. We are seeking men and women of all ages to join us in serving the needs of our community’s youth. Find out how to get involved by contacting us today.

Members

  • Enjoy the fellowship and camaraderie of individuals who get things done and who embrace a similar optimistic mindset.

  • Develop new social and working relationships with individuals from a cross section of our communities and have opportunities to develop and demonstrate leadership skills locally, regionally, nationally, and internationally.

  • Experience satisfaction from making a difference in lives of children as well as the surrounding communities.

  • Receive as much as they give!

Who We Are

We are local men and women who believe that the youth is the future of our city, state, and nation. We wish to give back to the community that gives so much to us!

What We Do

Our volunteer club raises and donates tens of thousands of dollars annually for local youth organizations. We support great programs in local schools, such as the Reading is Fundamental organization and outdoor education. We also support local sports and musical initiatives, including running a two month basketball program for more than 150 youth. For more information about the projects organizations the Optimist Club of Gettysburg is involved with, visit service projects page.

Latest News

The Clyde E. Williams Jr. Memorial Golf Tournament had an amazing turnout and the weather was spectacular. However, we couldn’t have had such an amazing event without our sponsors. Our sponsors continuously show their support for our mission and make it so that we can continue to positively impact the youth in the Gettysburg community. We encourage you all to support them as much as they support us. Through this link https://gettysburgoptimist.com/our-sponsors/ you are able to find more information on our generous sponsors that work hard to show their appreciation for us.
We also wanted to thank all of the players that came out to support us as well. We hope you all had an amazing time out on the course!
Lastly, we would like to thank the Links for hosting this fantastic tournament and to all of the staff involved. You all helped everything run smoothly and made it such an enjoyable time.
Without any of you, this event wouldn’t have been able to happen and we appreciate each and every one of you so much.
Linked below are images from yesterday’s tournament and we can’t wait for next year!

Also, congratulations to the winners of the tournament! From left to right: Rob Reed, Jason Williams, Jim Williams, Scot Williams.

Upcoming Events

  1. General Meeting

    June 4 @ 6:00 PM
  2. Optimist Club Picnic

    July 13 @ 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  3. General Meeting

    August 17 @ 6:00 PM
  4. General Meeting

    September 7 @ 6:00 PM
  5. Wine & Music Festival Parking

    September 10 - September 11

Donate Now

The Gettysburg Optimist Club is a 501c3 organization with all donations going directly to youth organizations in the local Gettysburg Community. The Gettysburg, PA Chapter was chartered in 1958 as an affiliate of Optimist International. Since this time, the Club has been in continuous service to the Gettysburg community and its youth. Donate today to make a direct impact on Bringing out the Best in Kids.